While newspaper is recommended for use in pest control in gardens, it is not recommended as a fertilizer. A composting base of newspaper is good for vegetable gardens to protect the seedlings from insects and fungi.
About this Author
Tammy Wood has been writing for more than 15 years, and has been published in the Chicken Soup For the Soul books, "Parenting" magazine and several websites. Wood serves as the director of online marketing for 12 organizations and creative director for BTC Interactive, a newsletter and article archive. She received a degree in business management from the University of Washington.